Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice or equivalent and 5.0 GPA in core second and third year courses and completion of statistics and research methods courses with 5.0 GPA


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 13 February 2023

About this program


The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is designed for students who want to hone their knowledge and skills through research.

You'll gain research training at a standard that will prepare you for postgraduate studies in justice administration, criminal justice or criminology. You'll also learn about advanced theoretical concepts and policy debates in contemporary criminology - setting you up to access a career at more than an entry-level position in the criminal justice system.

Your research will help to identify the social issues that lead to crime. You'll also learn to understand what makes criminals tick as well as how to minimise the negative impacts of crime on society.

Industry and expert connections

At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime related bodies. This Honours degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

This degree sets you to enter the criminal justice system in a broader and usually higher range of rewarding roles such as an analyst or program design consultant - careers where the ability to do independent research is key. It also offers you a great pathway into a PhD, a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) puts you one step ahead.


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Global mobility

This may be possible through a study abroad opportunity or through Criminology Student Society organised experiences with police and corrections.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is offered full-time and part-time on-campus unless otherwise approved by the Head of School.

For the coursework component of the degree, full-time students will generally attend 2 hours of scheduled classes per course. For the dissertation component of the program, students will meet with and receive regular feedback from their supervisors.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

There are no mandatory work and/or industry experience that students need to complete in this program in order to be eligible to graduate.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors* 

  • Policing and security 
  • Criminal Intelligence 
  • Probation and parole 
  • Courts and justice services 

Potential job outcomes  

  • Criminal analyst 
  • Crime program director 
  • Policy adviser 
  • Crime researcher 

As an Honours student, you'll also be uniquely placed to further your research into crime-related areas. This is your pathway into a PhD.

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Pathways to further study

The Honours year (or equivalent) is an essential prerequisite for enrolment in a Higher Degree Research such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) (2117)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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